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Fortunate life, A
The uplifting, classic story of A B Facey's life growing up at the time of Federation, going to Gallipoli and later, living in rural Western Australia.
ISBN 9780140320091
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Facey, A B
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Far out, brussel sprout
A collection of school yard play rhymes.
ISBN 9781741833089
Publisher Brolly Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Factor, June & Viska, Peter (ill)
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Brainjack
It would take a very special person to crack the computer systems of the White House. Someone like Sam Wilson, brilliant teenage computer hacker. But, Sam's obsession is about to lead him into a world of espionage and intrigue, of cybercrime and imminent war.
ISBN 9781921150951
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Falkner, Brian
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Flea thing, The
Twelve year old Daniel, a student at Glenfield High School, wins a place in the New Zealand Warrior's rugby league team and becomes the youngest ever player in the history of the game. Daniel's secret will make him a media sensation but being a league superstar has its downside.
ISBN 9781921150128
Series The thing series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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Project, The
It all began with a book so boring that nobody would ever read it, the perfect place to hide a terrible secret. Now the book has emerged from its hiding place and the world may never be the same. A prank leads Luke and Tommy into a world of trouble, requiring all their investigative skills to save civilisation from a catastrophic occurrence. World War ll, da Vinci's inventions, and time travel all come into play.
ISBN 9781921529795
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Falkner, Brian
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Real thing, The
Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for Coca-Cola. So, when all three are kidnapped, the extaordinary abilities of Fizzer Boyd must be used to search for the missing recipe.
ISBN 9781921150135
Series The thing series (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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Super freak, The
Jacob John Smith, a student at Glenfield High School, is tired of getting into trouble and being pushed around by the school bully. When Jacob discovers that he has a special power, he wonders whether to use the power to be a superhero or a supervillian.
ISBN 9781921150142
Series The thing series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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The thing series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series The thing series (3 books)
Falkner, Brian
No book cover.
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Tomorrow code, The
Three young New Zealanders discover a series of coded transmissions from their own future selves - a set of lottery numbers, circuit diagrams for a transmitter and ominous warnings about a 'Chimera Project'. This project is a scientific experiment gone wrong that produces deadly organisms designed to detect and kill all human life.
ISBN 9781921150340
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Falkner, Brian
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Northwood
Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. When she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. But, her daring dog rescue lands her in deep trouble, in the form of being lost in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest that hides a secret castle, an unlikely king and many a mystery. A forest where those who enter never return.
ISBN 9781921529801
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Falkner, Brian & Bixley, Donovan (ill)
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Reconciliation in the arts
Find out about the people, the events, organisations and activities that are working towards reconciliation all around Australia. The book is presented by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, each of whom has a special association with the Arts.
ISBN 9781420267310
Series Reconciliation in Australia (6 books)
Publisher MacMillan, 2009
Fanning, Bernard (pres) & Purcell, Leah (pres)
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Escape to Eaglehawk
Overseers, superintendents and gaol bullies make the lives of boys transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1830s miserable, even dangerous. Determined not to be stuck at Point Puer, Sam and Jemmy find plans can so easily go wrong.
ISBN 9780958016407
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
No book cover.
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My Australian story: Archer's Melbourne Cup, the diary of Robby Jenkins, Terara, NSW, 1860-1861
It is 1861 and a major horse race, the Melbourne Cup, is about to be run for the first time. Thirteen year old Robby Jenkins is working as a stable hand and is convinced that his favourite horse, Archer, can win. This is Robby's diary about his love of horses, life at the stables and his dreams to become a top jockey.
ISBN 9781865049410
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
No book cover.
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My Australian story: plagues and federation, the diary of Kitty Barnes, The Rocks, Sydney 1900
Kitty wrote her diary living in the slums of the Rocks in 1900. She describes the harsh experiences of her surroundings and details of life in early twentieth century Sydney.
ISBN 9781865042664
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
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My Australian story: Sydney Harbour Bridge
It's 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times during the Great Depression. But, the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Alice and Billy, whose fathers are working on the bridge, tell the story, through their diaries, of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge, which will unify a separated city from the north shore to the working class suburbs of the south.
ISBN 9781741699531
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
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Feathered soldiers
Pigeons may be taken for granted but they have played a very important part particularly for Australia during World War II. One pigeon flew sixty-four kilometres in fifty minutes through a storm to save a shipload of ammunition. Amusing drawings highlight fascinating facts and true stories in this illustrated tribute to Australia's wartime messenger pigeons.
ISBN 9780975712320
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2007
Farrer, Vashti & Small, Mary & Alger, Elizabeth (ill)
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Bionicle: legacy of evil
The Piraka are the embodiment of evil. It is a mystery how they met, what caused them to join forces and how they learnt about the Mask of Life. Even more mysterious is the seventh Piraka.
ISBN 9780439828079
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2006
Farshtey, Greg
No book cover.
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Paddock of poems, A
This is a collection of Australian poetry.
ISBN 9780140324761
Publisher Penguin, 1987
Topics / Australian Author /
Fatchen, Max
No book cover.
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Tea for three
A compilation of the two authors' favourite poems are illustrated in this Australian poetry book.
ISBN 9781863912433
Publisher Moondrake, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Fatchen, Max & Thiele, Colin
No book cover.
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Meteorite kid, The
Morgan is so excited when she thinks she's taken the winning catch in her baseball final but the thing she catches is a strange, blue object. It makes her feel calm and happy but it has different effects on other people.
ISBN 9781921150807
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Faulkner, Carol
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Dads have no shame
Sarah is unhappy as she has to help her Dad with a garage sale. When their neighbour sets ups his own garage sale, the battle is on to see who will get the most customers. Sarah is really embarrassed as she watches just how far Dad will go to win.
ISBN 9780143301783
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Faulkner, Carol & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
No book cover.
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Shiverton Hall
Arthur has been unexpectedly offered a scholarship to attend Shiverton Hall, a school steeped in tales of curses and evil. He has his reasons for wanting a fresh start, but upon arriving at the school, with its hidden labyrinth and scares hiding in the shadows, he would rather return home.
ISBN 9781408827789
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Fennell, Emerald
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Randall's wall
Randall has found that by building an invisible wall he can protect himself from the judgements of his classmates and his many problems at home. Inside his wall, he can dream and forget about his real life. Living in a house with no running water means Randall can't bathe so he is teased for smelling. One day, Randall makes a friend and slowly, frighteningly, his wall begins to crumble.
ISBN 9780689835582
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2000
Fenner, Carol
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Bill rules
Bill and Matty are the best of friends and neighbours which leads to exciting adventures and, sometimes, more than a little trouble. When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. Worries start to mount but Matty has an idea to help Bill. But life doesn't always go according to plan.
ISBN 9780702238482
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Helicopter man
Pete and his dad are running from the secret service. Pete is confused about his life and his dad's behaviour but knows they must hide when they hear a helicopter. A sensitive and empathetic story of mental illness. Adult themes and strong language.
ISBN 9780747575498
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Invisible hero, The
Philip has spent his whole life feeling invisible. Macca is a good all rounder, a sportsman and scholar who strives to be like his father. When their class is asked to keep diaries about heroes and villains, his class learn they are close to home and come in many disguises.
ISBN 9780702238901
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Matty forever
Bill and Matty are neighbours and best friends. They share their deepest secrets and lean on each other when things aren't right at home. Bill misses his father and is having a hard time at his new school. Matty is realising that her family is not quite the same as everyone else's. When a new girl decides she wants Bill all to herself, Bill and Matty discover what true friendship means. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780702237027
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Fensham, Elizabeth
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Miss McAllister's ghost
When Cassandra and her brothers climb the garden wall hoping to spot the ghost in the old house, they discover an old woman living without electricity in a decaying house. They are drawn into her world long lost, and their developing relationship with Miss McAllister helps them cope with their parents' preoccupation with work, alcohol and their own lives. Some strong language may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780702236464
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Fensham, Elizabeth
No book cover.
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Dog on the tuckerbox, The
Bill and his bullock team delivered supplies and news to settlers in remote parts of the country. His best mate was Lady, his brave and faithful dog. One day, when the axle on the bullock dray split, Bill went for help, leaving Lady on watch on the tuckerbox. Based on a true story about Lady's loyalty and the monument erected to honour her.
ISBN 9781742030081
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Fenton, Corinne & Gouldthorpe, Peter (ill)
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Genius: a photobiography of Albert Einstein
Trace the journey of genius Albert Einstein, from his birth, through his schooling, his research and going to America. Find out about his major scientific discoveries including his theory of relativity, which won him the Nobel Prize.
ISBN 9781426302947
Publisher Myriad Books Limited, 2005
Ferguson Delano, Marfe
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Eyre affair, The
There is another 1985, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos can be regenerated and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of Jane Eyre. Thursday Next, a literary detective without equal, fear or botfriend, is on the trail of the villainous Hades who is kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340820476
Series Thursday Next (1 of 6)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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First among sequels
Literary detective, Thursday Next, finds her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded. However, as this is fiction, jeopardy is never far away. Sherlock Holmes is killed and Miss Marple dies in a narratively inexplicable car accident, thus bringing both their series to an end. And, Thursday receives a death threat, clearly intended for her written self. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780340835753
Series Thursday Next (5 of 6)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2007
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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Lost in a good book
Thursday Next, literary detective and registered dodo owner, hears the disturbing news that her husband of one month drowned thirty-eight years ago. Someone, somewhere, sometime is responsible. To find out, Thursday heads back into fiction, where lost Shakespearian manuscripts, narrative loopholes and woolly mammoth migrations await. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780142004036
Series Thursday Next (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Fforde, Jasper
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One of our Thursdays is missing
It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld as all-out genre war is rumbling. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But, a week before the peace talks, where Thursday is to play peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions, she vanishes. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780670022526
Series Thursday Next (6 of 6)
Publisher Penguin USA, 2011
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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Something rotten
Tired of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction, literary sleuth, Thursday Next, packs up her son, Friday, to return to Swindon. Accompanied by the Danish prince, Hamlet, she finds herself coping with outlaw fictioneer, Yorrick Kaine, anti-Danish sentiment, the return of Swindon's patron saint and a seminal croquet tournament. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780143035411
Series Thursday Next (4 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Fforde, Jasper
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Thursday Next
Set in an alternative and offbeat Britain of 1985, and featuring Literary Detective, Thursday Next. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Thursday Next (6 books)
Fforde, Jasper
No book cover.
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Well of lost plots
After two rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures through Western literature, literary detective Thursday Next needs some downtime. She heads for the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside. But, Thursday discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all and a murderer is stalking the personnel of Jurisfiction. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780143034353
Series Thursday Next (3 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Fforde, Jasper
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Louis beside himself
When a burglar jumps through the kitchen window one night, Louis knows he should get him in a wrestling-hold while he has the advantage, but his heart is hammering and his legs feel like wobbly air. Louis Beside Himself is a hilarious and companionable story about losing your words, finding your courage and arm-wrestling your way out of big trouble.
ISBN 9781742379944
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna
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Power to burn
When Roberto arrives in Italy from Australia, he discovers dark family secrets, la magia, the power that is feared and suppressed, a tragic story of love and icy revenge. He and Angelica must stop the curse spreading beyond their family into the world.
ISBN 9781865080918
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna
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Ariel, Zed and the secret of life
Ariel's writer mother sends misbehaving characters to an island school for Rebellious Characters. This summer, she sends Ariel and Zed. A cast of eccentric characters includes an insomniac Sleeping Beauty. A tale of action and self-discovery.
ISBN 9781865082639
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Joseph
An attractive version of the old testament story about Joseph.
ISBN 9781864481709
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Wiggy & Boa
Boa is really Boadicea and her grandfather is a retired admiral, who has a chequered past involving pirates.
ISBN 9781863736145
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna & James, Ann
No book cover.
481
Zlata's diary
In 1991, just before her eleventh birthday, Zlata began keeping her diary and it becomes a mirror of the war in Sarajevo.
ISBN 9780140374636
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Filipovic, Zlata
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Book of the banshee, The
Will's sister, Estelle, has turned into a teenager and transformed the house into a war zone.
ISBN 9780140347043
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1993
Fine, Anne
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Eating things on sticks
Harry has burned down the house by mistake. He is saved from having to stay at Aunt Susan's because he can blackmail his Uncle Tristram over the cat incident. So, they are off on holidays with the very comely Morning Glory on her strange island home where Harry will very much be the gooseberry, and a trouble-making one at that, and they will start by eating nettle pancakes and end up eating things on sticks.
ISBN 9780385616027
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Fine, Anne
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Flour babies, The
Simon and his classmates have to take part in a science project that involves taking care of a six pound bag of flour - a pretend baby.
ISBN 9780140361476
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1994
Fine, Anne
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Goggle-eyes
Kitty hates her mum's boyfriend, whom she calls Goggle-eyes. Yet, when he leaves, Kitty finds that she misses him.
ISBN 9780141307541
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Fine, Anne
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Madame Doubtfire
An estranged father applies for the job of housekeeper to his children.
ISBN 9780140373554
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1996
Fine, Anne
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Anila's journey
Menace and mystery lie in wait for Anila Tandy who secures a job drawing birds for an English naturalist, travelling on a river boat up the Ganges River. Anila will use this journey to search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead. Anila must test herself in the man's world of India, in the late 1700s.
ISBN 9781406306590
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Finn, Mary
No book cover.
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Submarines
Find out all about the different types of submarines, what they're used for and what it's like to live in one. Includes exciting photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a submarine.
ISBN 9780746099612
Series Usborne beginners plus (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Firth, Alex
No book cover.
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Oracle, The
In a distant, desert land where servants of the god rule supreme, new Bearer, Mirany, receives visions which reveal the true heir to the kingdom. She must try to stop the corrupt High Priestess from seizing power.
ISBN 9780340843765
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Fisher, Catherine
No book cover.
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Grinny
Tim, Beth and Mac suspect that Great Aunt Emma, Grinny, isn't what she pretends to be.
ISBN 9780003300208
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1984
Fisk, Nicholas
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Harriet the spy
Harriet spies on all the people in her neighbourhood and writes notes about them in her book.
ISBN 9780440416791
Publisher Yearling, 2001
Fitzhugh, Louise
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Amazing Spencer Gray, The
Spencer Gray is twelve - finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous. Going up is awesome, but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.
ISBN 9781922089328
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Fitzpatrick, Deb
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Ballad of Les Darcy, The
Les Darcy, who lived from 31 October 1895 - 24 May 1917, was an Australian boxer. Though he was a middleweight, he held both the Australian Heavyweight and the Middleweight Championship titles in 1916 and has passed into Australian folk lore.
ISBN 9780732286361
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
FitzSimons, Peter
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Tobruk
The inspiring story of the Australian soldiers who held Tobruk in the Second World War. Even tanks and bombers could not conquer the spirit of these diggers. An illustrated, accurate and human account of the war and the people involved. It gives a face and personality to both the famous and powerful, and the brave foot soldiers. Very strong language used in context. A mature read that is not for the faint-hearted.
ISBN 9780732289546
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
FitzSimons, Peter
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Nancy Wake
In the 1930s, Australian Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. After witnessing an horrific scene of Nazi violence, Nancy decided to help rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. A compelling story. Coarse language may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780732274566
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
FitzSimons, Peter
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Brotherband series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Brotherband series (3 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Hunters, The
The Heron brotherband must undertake a long and dangerous river journey to hunt their prey. But even if they survive the journey, are they ready to confront Zavac in his lair?
ISBN 9781742750620
Series Brotherband series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Invaders, The
The Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his pirates, but they are in a well-fortified position, taking over a town. The Herons must drive out the invaders, by devising a fool-proof plan.
ISBN 9781741664508
Series Brotherband series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Outcasts, The
Hal finds himself the leader of a team of outcasts called a brotherband, enduring months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics to become a Skandian warrior.
ISBN 9781741664492
Series Brotherband series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ranger's apprentice series (11 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
Ranger's apprentice series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ranger's apprentice series (11 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Ranger's apprentice: Erak's ransom
The seventh book takes the reader back to the final year of Will's apprenticeship, before the events in books 5 and 6. When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a desert raid, Halt and Will help to deliver the ransom. They face violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger in a race against time.
ISBN 9781741662092
Series Ranger's apprentice series (7 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Halt's peril
Halt, Horace and Will are on the trail of Tennyson and his followers. The false prophet of the Outsider cult escaped justice for his crimes in Clonmel and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses into Araluen. Will has defeated one of Tennyson's Genovesan assassins in Clonmel but there are still two left alive. Willl and Halt's extraordinary archery skills will be sorely tested during a duel with the Genovesans.
ISBN 9781741663020
Series Ranger's apprentice series (9 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Ranger's apprentice: lost stories
Until now, no-one has heard the whole story of the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. Find out what's gone before and what comes next for Halt, Will, Horace, Alyss, Evanlyn and Gilan, not to mention a certain stubborn little pony.
ISBN 9781864718188
Series Ranger's apprentice series (11 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the burning bridge
The kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica is silent. It is only when they find a girl called Evanlyn that they learn why.
ISBN 9781741660906
Series Ranger's apprentice series (2 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Months have passed since Horace was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja. Evanlyn, Will and Alyss discover that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Jan politics, staying to support the deposed,rightful Emperor. Now he and Will must find men willing to face the highly trained Senshi warriors. yss and Evanlyn must overcome their rivalry to seek aid from a mysterious group of mountain dwellers.
ISBN 9781741664485
Series Ranger's apprentice series (10 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Ranger's apprentice: the icebound land
Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King.
ISBN 9781741660210
Series Ranger's apprentice series (3 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the Kings of Clonmel
When Halt returns from investigating mysterious happenings in the west, he has bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil and a false, religious cult called the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition. Five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined and the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order.
ISBN 9781741663013
Series Ranger's apprentice series (8 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the oakleaf bearers
As spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds, even for a Ranger's apprentice.
ISBN 9781741660821
Series Ranger's apprentice series (4 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the ruins of Gorlan
Will must prove himself as he comes of age in this exciting tale of young adults that shows how similar relationships can be, whether good and bad and no matter how different, and more adventurous, the times are.
ISBN 9780759320758
Series Ranger's apprentice series (1 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Ranger's apprentice: the siege of Macindaw
The fierce Scottish tribesmen are waiting for the signal that Castle Macindaw is in friendly hands and the way is clear to mount an attack. Will's courage and ingenuity, and the arrival of an old friend, may be all that stand in their way.
ISBN 9781741661347
Series Ranger's apprentice series (6 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the sorcerer in the north
It is five years since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little island fiefs have enough problems to keep him on his toes.
ISBN 9781741661286
Series Ranger's apprentice series (5 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Archie's letter: an Anzac Day story
The story of an ordinary man who went to fight in World War II. It tells how he dealt with his wartime experiences, how, at the age of ninety one, he agreed to meet a group of elderly Japanese women interested in world peace, and how he could never forget the young men who were with him during the war and who didn't come back.
ISBN 9780980794878
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2011
Flanagan, Martin & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
No book cover.
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We are the weather makers
The Weather Makers has had a huge impact on our consciousness about climate change. It has changed minds and hearts. This book speaks to the school children who will inherit the new climate which their parents and grandparents have helped to create. Provides scientific examinations and some conclusions about climate change.
ISBN 9781921145346
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Flannery, Tim
No book cover.
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Whipping boy, The
Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat, but the Prince must rely on Jemmy when they both run away from the castle.
ISBN 9780060521226
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Fleischman, Sid
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Martin Luther King Jr: a dream of hope
Martin Luther King Jr became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city's bus lines. He brought hope that, rather than two Americas, one black and one white, there would be a united country with justice for all. His life came to a tragic end in 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him.
ISBN 9781402744396
Series Sterling biographies series (15 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2008
Fleming, Alice
No book cover.
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Medieval Messenger, The
'Mystery plague rocks Europe' and 'Beckett kicks bucket' are feature articles in this wonderful newspaper crammed full of historically accurate references. Homestores catalogue, spot the difference competitions and a personal column also included.
ISBN 9780746027493
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1996
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des) & Dowsell, Paul (ed)
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Greek gazette
Very funny and historically accurate look at life in ancient Greece, set out in a newspaper layout.
ISBN 9780746027554
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Roman record, The
An historical consultant has helped provide accuracy in this wonderfully funny account of Roman times in newspaper layout.
ISBN 9780746027530
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Stone age sentinel
Very funny newspaper full of articles about the stone age. Humour and historical accuracy combined.
ISBN 9780746029596
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1998
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Viking invader, The
Wonderful headline stories, amusing advertisements in a crazy newspaper format. Historical accuracy blended with zany humour and colourful illustrations and layout.
ISBN 9780746029572
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1997
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Bollygum
A beautifully illustrated story with a strong conservation message.
ISBN 9781875875085
Publisher Weldon Kids, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Fleming, Garry
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Iron hand
Book 1 ends with George having to make a choice between going back to his ordinary world or staying and helping Edie. High on the rooftops, an unseen gargoyle is watching them hungrily, waiting for the moment when it can unfold its stone wings and pounce. The thing on the roof knows that nothing is over, nothing is finished.
ISBN 9780340911655
Series Stoneheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Silver tongue
George and Edie have returned to an empty, snow-bound London where the battle between the 'spit' and 'taints' continues and war is imminent. The Walker has been banished to the Outer Darkness but, to maintain 'the balance', a new Darkness has entered the world. George must face the Last Knight and win his final duel of the Hard Way. Edie and George delve into Edie's past, and her future.
ISBN 9780340911662
Series Stoneheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Stoneheart
As twelve year old George walks out of the London Natural History Museum, he breaks the dragon statue guarding the entrance, unleashing an ancient evil that tries to hunt him down. George has disturbed the balance between the 'taints' and 'spits', the warring statues of London, and he and his companion, Edie, are thrust into a world of danger where nothing is quite what it seems.
ISBN 9780340911631
Series Stoneheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Fletcher, Charlie
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Stoneheart series
This trilogy for capable readers has an urban setting with suspenseful chase scenes, scary creatures and a highly original premise. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stoneheart series (3 books)
Fletcher, Charlie
No book cover.
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Best ballgirl, The
When Kristen discovers that her tennis hero, Maggie Stephenson, is playing in a tournament at her tennis club, she is desperate to be chosen as one of the ballgirls. But, her arch rival, Sally, looks set to sabotage Kristen's chances of appearing on centre court and to steal the guy that she likes a lot.
ISBN 9780143305743
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Flynn, Pat
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Mal rider, The
Danny discovers girls or, rather, one special girl called Ella, and the joys of riding a malboard. Can he overcome the problems of surfing mates who only accept shortboards? He is new to town and needs a break on the waves and at school.
ISBN 9780143302193
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Flynn, Pat
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Trophy kid, The
Marcus is a future tennis star, with a solid forehand, a strong backhand, but his biggest asset is his mind. When Marcus learns he has to win the next state title or lose someone he loves, his mind is tested like never before.
ISBN 9780702238406
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Flynn, Pat
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Tuckshop kid, The
Matt has a unique ability to help kids make the most of their lunch money at the tuckshop. He's not so good at making friends though. A funny story about friendship and fast food.
ISBN 9780702235672
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Flynn, Pat
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Toilet kid, The
Matt, also known as The Tuckshop Kid, is back. He's lost weight, he's healthier and he has a fabulous girlfriend, Kayla. It all seems great but then there's Kayla's catty girlfriend, Tash, and his old, best friend who isn't his friend at all any more. Matt gets talked into doing something terrible, spying on Kayla, and she finds out. But, Kayla has a terrible secret and maybe Matt is the one who can help her.
ISBN 9780702237171
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Flynn, Pat & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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To the light
Jamie loves surfing which can affect your friendships and your popularity. Jamie tells us about the day to day school and family life of a Year 8 surfer whose eyes are focussed on winning the surfing competition.
ISBN 9780702234927
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Flynn, Pat & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
No book cover.
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I hate Fridays: stories from Koala Hills Primary School
An interlinked collection of stories about the hilarious goings-on at Koala Hills School.
ISBN 9780140341027
Publisher Penguin, 1991
Topics / Australian Author /
Flynn, Rachel
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Third prince, The
When Princess Glori wishes for a charming prince and he doesn't turn up, she gets impatient and wishes again and again. Surprising things may happen.
ISBN 9780143301189
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Flynn, Rachel
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Roland and Eugenie
Roland knows that girls can be trouble but nothing could have prepared him for Eugenie.
ISBN 9780143302902
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Flynn, Rachel & Smith, Craig (ill)
No book cover.
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Booyooburra
The history of the Murri people of Waka Waka.
ISBN 9781875657100
Publisher Hyland House, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Fogarty, Lionel
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China: everything you ever wanted to know
Which emperor built a giant palace under the ground? Why is the fourth floor missing from many Chinese buildings? How would you like to snack on deep-fried scorpions?
ISBN 9781743214268
Series Not-for-parents (5 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Forbes, Scott
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Handful of blue, A
More than an approaching cyclone hangs over Jeremy's family. His parents are struggling to save the farm during a drought and he spends his time squabbling with his younger sister, fishing with his best mate and failing to stay out of trouble.
ISBN 9781869435615
Publisher Scholastic New Zealand, 2003
Ford, Vince
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Black Jack Anderson
The infamous Black Jack Anderson, Australia's most notorious pirate, was a towering black American holed up with his evil-doing gang in the treacherous seas and islands off the south west coast of Australia. The fascinating details of his life and times; his mistresses, the treachery, bloodshed and escapes are as compelling as his personality, with his resourcefulness, power and passion.
ISBN 9780143005940
Publisher Penguin, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
No book cover.
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Deep water
Tori has heard a dog howling. He is not sure if he imagined it or if it is, as his cousin Bronte says, Axle's ghost. Thinking that, perhaps Axle could be alive after all. Tori sets out to solve the mystery but discovers more than he expected to find.
ISBN 9780143300304
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
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Graffiti on the fence
Three friends seem to be on the verge of juvenile delinquency, terrorising an old woman who then comes to their aid when one of them is threatened.
ISBN 9780141305196
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
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Someone like me
Tas is an ordinary school boy, but Enya, new from Northern Ireland, has experienced danger and terror. The plot reveals an extraordinary fact about Tas in the final paragraph.
ISBN 9780140380927
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
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Wild wind
When a cyclone strikes the vineyard, the four cousins are in the homestead alone. They are without power and the phone line is down when they see a large dog-like creature attacking the chickens.
ISBN 9780143300717
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
No book cover.
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Winning
The most important thing in the boys' lives was running. Every day they raced each other. But when Yosef, the quiet Egyptian boy, starts to beat the champion, their lives begin to change and besides, the school gardener is acting very suspiciously.
ISBN 9780141313788
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
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Twopence to cross the Mersey
A young girl tells the story of her family during the Great Depression in Northern England.
ISBN 9780006361688
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1989
Forrester, Helen
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Wildkin's curse, The
Merry, Zed and Liliana are on a perilous quest to the Palace of Zarissa. Amid the splendour and treachery of court, they watch and wait, planning the rescue of Princess Rosalina, held captive in the dazzling Tower of Stars. The excesses of the banquet table platters are described in sickening and disturbing detail.
ISBN 9780330426053
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Forsyth, Kate
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Eager
Warm, humorous story of an experimental robot with unique programming.
ISBN 9780340875834
Series Eager series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Fox, Helen
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Eager and the mermaid
The ban against building self-aware robots has been lifted and Eager can finally come out of hiding. But his freedom is short-lived and humans need the robots' help. They lack the expertise to solve a growing technological crisis on earth.
ISBN 9780340902561
Series Eager series (3 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2007
Fox, Helen
No book cover.
Eager series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Eager series (3 books)
Fox, Helen
No book cover.
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Eager's nephew
Scientists are banned from building robots that can think for themselves and feel emotion, like Eager. He and other robots have spent years in hiding. But, Eager secretly visits the Bell family and mysterious things begin to happen.
ISBN 9780340875858
Series Eager series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Fox, Helen
No book cover.
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Feathers and fools
A modern fable about some peacocks and swans that allow their fear of each other to destroy them.
ISBN 9780152004736
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Fox, Mem
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One-eyed cat
Ned fired just one shot from the forbidden gun. But someone was watching. When a one-eyed cat turns up in an elderly neighbour's yard, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame when he fears his shot wounded the one-eyed cat.
ISBN 9780689839702
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2000
Fox, Paula
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Droughts
Throughout history, droughts have brought dreadful devastation to a wide variety of societies. Find out about the impact on farmers, the importance of topsoil and the latest tools and technologies developed to help us survive future droughts. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's worst droughts.
ISBN 9781426303395
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Topics / Environment /
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Earthquakes
Nobody really knows how many earthquakes occur in any given year because many go unrecorded. But, when the earth shakes, rattles and rolls, the impact can be severe when buildings collapse and fire, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis result. Find out about the major earthquakes and their causes. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest earth movements.
ISBN 9781426302114
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Hurricanes
Find out how catastrophic storms and hurricanes form, and why they rage through the same regions. Chart the deadliest hurricanes in history and the damage they cause. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest weather.
ISBN 9781426201127
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2007
Topics / Environment /
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Tsunamis
The 2004 Asian Tsunami resulted from the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Lasting over eight minutes, it was also the longest on record. The quake measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, large enough to vibrate the entire planet and violent enough to move an ocean. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography put you in the terrifying path of the huge wave that washed ashore in many countries.
ISBN 9780792253808
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Volcanoes
Beneath our feet, a molten hell brews and its boiling fury can no longer be contained within the Earth's thin crust. The world is about to change. Find out why volcanoes erupt and the strange, changed landscapes they leave behind. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest eruptions.
ISBN 9780792253761
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2007
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
Witness to disaster series
A factual series about the world's natural disasters. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
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Diary of Anne Frank, The
During the persecution of the Jewish people in the Netherlands in World War II, Anne wrote in her diary of how her family hid for two years in a few rooms.
ISBN 9780141315188
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Frank, Anne
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Born to run: Cathy Freeman, my story
Cathy Freeman's own story of her childhood, her loving family and her sporting achievements. Cathy shares the personal philosophy that has led to her success and the joy she has always found in life.
ISBN 9780143302384
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Freeman, Cathy
No book cover.
50708
Black dress: Mary MacKillop's early years, The
The story of Mother Mary MacKillop told from the perspective of MacKillop reminiscing on her death bed. The book details her life, from growing up in poverty in the Australian outback and the inspirations behind her decision to join the Convent and establish the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph.
ISBN 9781742031637
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela
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Hair of the skeleton
When the residents of Tiger Beach Village claim to be visited by a ghost, Jake, Peter and Ruby set up a stake-out to catch the ghoul. Their surprise to find that the ghost is definitely not dead soon turns to determination to figure out who it is.
ISBN 9780864615534
Publisher Koala Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela
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Murderer's apprentice, The
Like her father and mother, Merrith is apprenticed to become an assassin with the Murderers' Guild. But, Merrith is hopeless with a dagger and sword, inept at mixing poison and doesn't want to kill people. Her talent seems to lie elsewhere.
ISBN 9780734408006
Series Quentaris chronicles (8 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela
No book cover.
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Willow tree's daughter, The
Max escapes being made a king and marries Salizia, a tree dryad. Their daughter, Betony, has magic powers.
ISBN 9781864488562
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela
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Victor's challenge
Prince Victor must complete three challenges before Valerian's father will consider him as a suitor for her hand in marriage. Victor knows he can be brave and persistent but he is very worried about the cleverness test. When your heart is pure and true, anything can happen even where fierce dragons and enchanted mountains are concerned.
ISBN 9781921150326
Series Victor series (2 of 2)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Victor's quest
Prince Victor of Serendipity solves some sticky problems like finding the princess. Fortunately, he is aided by his horse, Quince, who is smarter than Victor.
ISBN 9781862912861
Series Victor series (2 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela & Gamble, Kim (ill)
No book cover.
9330
Snow White in New York
An innovative retelling of a fairy tale set in the jazz and gangster era of New York in the 1920s. Snow White lives in New York, known as the Big Apple. The wicked stepmother, a classy socialite, looks for herself in the Mirror newspaper.
ISBN 9780192722102
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1989
French, Fiona
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Camel who crossed Australia, The
Bell Sing the camel has come from Pakistan to accompany Burke and Wills as they attempt to cross Australia from south to north, but Bell Sing yearns for water and freedom on a tough journey.
ISBN 9780732285432
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Donkey who carried the wounded, The
An inspiring read about the famous partnership of Simpson and his donkey. Written in the voices of Jack and the donkey, their story, and the horrors and comradeship, of Gallipoli, come to life.
ISBN 9780732288396
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
French, Jackie
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Fascinating history of your lunch, The
An entertaining book about food origins, which covers the development of sandwiches and other familiar lunchbox items including soft drinks and chocolate.
ISBN 9780207197505
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Girl from Snowy River, The
It is 1919 and World War I casts its shadow across Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine. The man Flinty loves returned from war so changed and distant. Her brother Andy 'gone with cattle', leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves. A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope.
ISBN 9780732293109
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Goat who sailed the world, The
Isaac, twelve, has joined Captain Cook's ship as a master's servant. He's not considered good enough to fetch hay for the goat who provides fresh milk. Over time, a special friendship grows between the goat and Isaac. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780207200779
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Hitler's daughter
While waiting for the school bus, Mark, Anna, Ben and Little Tracey tell each other stories to pass the time. One of these stories is about Heidi, a mystery daughter of Adolf Hitler in Germany, during World War II.
ISBN 9780060086534
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Horse who bit a bushranger, The
Billy Marks is a pickpocket, transported to the penal colony of NSW. He and his mate reckon they'll become bushrangers, buying a brumby stallion, covered with scars and refusing to bend to any man's will. Jackie French has used, in context, language and opinions of the times which are now unacceptable.
ISBN 9780732289287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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How to guzzle your garden
This book enables the reader to select seeds, grow, cook and eat the produce.
ISBN 9780207197932
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Macbeth and son
Luke lives in Australia with his mother and stepfather, Sam. Lulach lives in 9th century Scotland with his mother and stepfather, Macbeth. Knowing Macbeth to be a peaceful king, Luke wonders why Shakespeare made him a villain.
ISBN 9780207200342
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Nanberry: black brother white
In 1789, the new colony in Sydney is established. Nanberry is an Aboriginal boy who is raised by Surgeon John White and witnesses the struggles of the colonists to survive in the wilderness. Follow Nanberry and his white brother as they make their way in the world, as well as the young convict woman who becomes a lady in her own right.
ISBN 9780732290221
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
French, Jackie
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Night they stormed Eureka, The
It's 1854 and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past. As the summer days get hotter and the miners protests are ignored, Sam experiences at first-hand the power of a united stand which will change her life forever.
ISBN 9780732285418
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Oracle
Combines history, myth and fantasy. From beyond recorded time, Jackie French takes us on another historical journey. A chance for one girl who tells the truth to change history, and for her brother, an acrobat who accompanies a daring horse dancer across Greece, to attempt to rescue her.
ISBN 9780732288402
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Pennies for Hitler
It's 1939 and George is the son of an English father and German mother. When a ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled to London in a suitcase, and then across the seas to Australia, to begin a life under a different name and with a new family, in order to survive.
ISBN 9780732292096
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Phaery named Phredde, A
Meet Phredde, the coolest phaery in the universe. Phredde is tiny, ferocious and Pru's best friend. And with Pru's brother turning into a werewolf, Pru needs all the magic help she can get.
ISBN 9780207200007
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Pharaoh: the boy who conquered the Nile
Prince Narmer is fourteen, clever and handsome and, as his father's favourite, destined to be King of Thinis one day. But, when he is involved in a terrible accident that leaves him lame and horribly scarred, Narmer decides to leave his home to travel with the Trader, whose healing skills saved his life.
ISBN 9780207200823
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and a frog named Bruce
Another spooky story starring Phredde, a fractious but fun-loving phaery. When your teacher's a vampire, your brother's a werewolf and a frog named Bruce refuses to try to help to save Sleeping Beauty from the Prince, something has to give.
ISBN 9780207200014
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and the ghostly underpants
Another spooky story starring Phredde, a fractious but fun-loving phaery. Strange yellow puddles are appearing all over the house, Phredde and Bruce keep sneaking off and, most importantly, someone is stealing Pru's underpants.
ISBN 9780207200328
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and the leopard skin librarian
A school excursion goes horribly wrong. Phredde, Pru, Bruce and their vampire teacher, Mrs Olsen, head back into the time of the dinosaurs with Miss Richards, the librarian and martial arts expert.
ISBN 9780207200274
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and the purple pyramid
Phredde, Pru and Bruce are back and this time they are in ancient Egypt. It seems Fluffy, Queen of the Nile, has sent a time tunnel to seek out a brave and brilliant girl to save her
ISBN 9780207199349
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and the temple of gloom
Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their castle to hunt for some missing 'treasure'. Phredde and Bruce accompany Pru, who is well aware that if she fails then her father will have to take her place. This book is also known as 'A story to eat with a mandarin: Phredde and the temple of gloom'.
ISBN 9780207200267
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Phredde and the vampire footy team
It's a new school term and Phredde and her friends in the school footy team are determined to beat the West Wallabies, who are a footy team of vampires.
ISBN 9780207200106
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Phredde and the zombie librarian
There's a zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books in the school library and a five thousand year old Egyptian mummy roaming the corridors. Phredde and Pru must escape.
ISBN 9780207200021
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
Phredde series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Phredde series (12 books)
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Rain stones
A collection of five inspiring and thought-provoking stories. Two stories have a fantasy theme and the others have a more conventional approach.
ISBN 9780207171246
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Refuge
When a boat carrying a group of asylum seekers is sunk by a freak wave, Faris wakes from the shipwreck in an Australia he's always dreamed of. There are kangaroos grazing under orange trees and the sky is always blue. On a nearby beach, Faris meets a group of young people who have come from far different times and places.
ISBN 9780732296179
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Ride the wild wind: the golden pony and other stories
Stories about horses with some told by the horse. The collection includes the story of the first horse tamed by a young girl, King Arthur's horse and the special relationship between a boy and stallion.
ISBN 9780207198304
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Rose for the ANZAC boys, A
War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches of France. It is a world away from sixteen year old Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. Desperate to do their bit and avoid the boredom of school, Midge and her friends start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front. Midge is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined.
ISBN 9780732285401
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
367
Soldier on the hill
A story about life in country Australia in World War II. Joey finds a Japanese soldier but no-one believes him.
ISBN 9780207196379
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1997
French, Jackie
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Space pirates on Callisto
A sequel to, The cafe on Callisto, in which things go wrong on a camping holiday to the planet, Callisto, where everyone is happy and food is unashamedly revered.
ISBN 9780864614209
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Stories to eat with a banana
Phredde is the phaery of grunge. She's tiny and ferocious, and when Phredde's around odd things can happen. Fun stories to read when your brain wants something light to munch on.
ISBN 9780207196836
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Stories to eat with a blood plum
Another light-hearted, but scary, bundle of stories where Prudence and her best friend, Phredde the phaery, have to escape a grey fleshed, zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books and other unmentionables such as giant slugs.
ISBN 9780207197710
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Stories to eat with a watermelon
Stories to Eat with a Watermelon is another bundle of stories about Prudence and her best friend, The Phaery Ethereal - Phredde for short.
ISBN 9780207197383
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
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Story to eat with a mandarin, A
Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their gloomy castle to hunt for some missing treasure. Phredde and Bruce accompany Prudence who is well aware that, if she fails, her father will have to take her place. The zombie librarian and the castle banshee makes a reappearance. This book is also known as 'Phredde and the temple of gloom'.
ISBN 9780207197819
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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They came on Viking ships
Hekja's simple but happy life changes dramatically when her village is raided by Vikings and she is captured.
ISBN 9780207200113
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Tom Appleby, convict boy
Chimney sweep, Tom Appleby, eight, is convicted of stealing and deported to Botany Bay on The First Fleet. The country seems to have little to offer. Set between the harsh early Sydney life of 1788 and the 19th century impoverishment of 1868.
ISBN 9780207199424
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
French, Jackie
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Valley of gold
One valley's stories of gold through the ages, from the beginning, four billion years ago, to the valley's creation and the history of its deposits.
ISBN 9780207199882
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Waltz for Matilda, A
In 1894, twelve year old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But, drought grips the land and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. This is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams.
ISBN 9780732290214
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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White ship, The
After the St Bartholomew Massacre in 16th-century France, a sea captain vows to sail until he finds a world without persecution. Centuries later, his ship is seen each sunset by a girl on an island, and is tugged off course by her cries of distress.
ISBN 9780207197987
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Booms, busts and bushfires
In the last forty years, Australia has experienced a period of rapid change, with many social and political events impacting on our lives. This book covers the period from 1973, before computers and the internet existed in Australia, to the present time. Our resources have made us a rich country, but it remains to be seen how long the good times can last, before a boom turns into a bust.
ISBN 9781741697865
Series Fair dinkum series (8 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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Fair dinkum series
An exciting, easy to read series, with hilarious cartoons, that tell the story of Australia. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Fair dinkum series (8 books)
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Gold, graves and glory: 1850-1880
Between 1850 and 1880, Australia developed from a struggling penal settlement to a sustainable 'free' colony. This informative but fun look at history begins with the arrival of Governor Brisbane, who must make the colony a harsher deterrent for convicts, and ends the year before gold is discovered. The resultant gold rush changed Australia forever.
ISBN 9781865049731
Series Fair dinkum series (4 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Grim crims & convicts: 1788-1822
Eleven ships, with over one thousand people, travelled twenty five thousand kilometres to the other side of the world to build a new colony. They didn't know what they would find and most of them certainly didn't know how much hardship they would suffer. This is the story of the governor, the soldiers, the local Indigenous people, the convicts and a handful of wives and children in the first years of Sydney, Australia.
ISBN 9781741693140
Series Fair dinkum series (2 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Nation of swaggies & diggers: 1880-1920, A
Scabs, swaggies, battling politicians, doddering generals, sheep stealers and heroic diggers played their part in Australia's history from 1880 - 1920. Life in Australia was relatively comfortable for some, but drought drove many out on the roads, and bad times made politicians dream of forming one nation. Then, a far-off war and its aftermath brought even greater changes than the discovery of gold.
ISBN 9781741693171
Series Fair dinkum series (5 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Rockin', rollin' hair & hippies 1845 -1972
World Was II was over and rock 'n' roll, TV and the Olympics had come to Australia. It was a good time to live in Australia but, underneath, there was the menace of the Cold Wars and the horrors of Korea nad Vietnam. Come join the bodgies, the widgies and the hippies to enjoy history as you've never seen it.
ISBN 9781741695441
Series Fair dinkum series (7 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Rotters and squatters: 1820-1850
Colonial Australia from 1820 to 1850 as you have never imagined it. The true story of cannibal convicts, murdering squatters, sea captains who press-ganged, that is kidnapped, their crew and poor farmers forced off their land. A story of trying to survive and build a new nation in a land that had been the sole domain of its indigenous people.
ISBN 9781741693157
Series Fair dinkum series (3 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Shipwreck, sailors & 60,000 years: 1770 and all that happened before then
The Indigenous people of Australia lived here for tens of thousands of years, surviving an ice age and ancient global warming. They saw oceans sink and rise and watched mega-beasts disappear. Theirs is the oldest civilisation in the world. Along came the Dutch, the Portuguese and then the British and things were never the same again.
ISBN 9781741693133
Series Fair dinkum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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Weevils, war & wallabies: 1920-1945
At the end of World War 1, Australia was still divided by class, gender and race. The flappers and cobbers were eager to celebrate the 'roaring twenties', a time of peace, prosperity and new heroes. Then, the stock market crashed, plunging the country and the western world into the Great Depression. Times were very tough. The Second World War brought world events even closer to our shores.
ISBN 9781741691436
Series Fair dinkum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
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Flood
The rain stopped but the wall of water surged, sounding like a helicopter. Sounding like a flood.
ISBN 9781742830728
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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How high can a kangaroo hop
Discover the lost monster kangaroos, how indigenous people hunted and used kangaroos, how to tell a kangaroo from a wallaby and what to do if you find a kangaroo by the side of a road.
ISBN 9780732285449
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Secret world of wombats, The
An engaging, personalised account of living with wombats. Anecdotal notes made over a number of years make this an entertaining, scientifically interesting and informative book.
ISBN 9780207200311
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Shaggy gully times, The
This week's edition of The Shaggy Gully Times, the punniest newspaper, is jam-packed with exciting news from a small town full of interesting animals we have met before, including barber, Pete the sheep, and Josephine, famous ballerina.
ISBN 9780732284107
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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Day to remember, A
A moving look at the history of Australia's and New Zealand's involvement in warfare through the lens of a single day - Anzac Day - revisited on notable years between 1915 and 2012.
ISBN 9780732293604
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
French, Jackie & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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All we know
All Arkie knows is that things are changing, the vacant block of land is being built on and everyone is talking about going to high school.
ISBN 9780207153594
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1987
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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Cannily, cannily
Constantly moving, Trevor is always the new boy. His home is a caravan and school is a strange desk in an unfamiliar classroom. He has his way of coping, of fitting into each new place but this time it's different and things start to go horribly wrong.
ISBN 9780141305240
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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Change the locks
Steven has to assume much of the responsibility for his little brother when his young mother can't cope. Steven's fears, and the memories that accompany them, are explained as he becomes closer to his mother. Some strong language in context.
ISBN 9780143301721
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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Other brother
Kieran wants to fit in and be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. But, then, his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn't know anything about fitting in. He looks different, he wears the wrong clothes and he says weird things. Even worse, Julia seems to prefer Bon's company to his. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon but, soon, he is forced to make a choice.
ISBN 9781921720833
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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Where in the world
Set in Sydney, this heart-warming, first person narrative of a boy's love for his family and his enjoyment of soccer and music is told by eleven year old, German born, Ari.
ISBN 9781877003035
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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Robe of skulls, The
All is not well in the crumbling castle high above the mountain village of Fracture. The sorceress, Lady Lamorna, has her heart set on a new, very expensive robe. To get the cash, she will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, blackmail and more than a little black magic. But she reckons without some heroic, gallant and wicked folk who want to stop her.
ISBN 9780744583618
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
French, Vivian & Collins, Ross (ill)
No book cover.
4082
What's Chemistry all about?
Discover how the universe is made up of tiny atoms, how they work and why chemistry is vital to our everyday lives.
ISBN 9781409547075
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2009
Frith, Alex & Gillespie, Lisa Jane
No book cover.
18049
What's Science all about?
Discover what's around you and how it works - from the tiniest particles to stars and planets, and even life itself.
ISBN 9781409547082
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2010
Frith, Alex & Gillespie, Lisa Jane
No book cover.
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See inside your head
Find out how your brain controls your senses and other interesting head facts using this fun book.
ISBN 9780746087299
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Frith, Alex & King, Colin (ill)
No book cover.
9223
Faeries
A finely illustrated presentation of myths and legends of the world of faerie magic.
ISBN 9781862055582
Publisher Chrysalis Books Group, 2000
Froud, Brian & Lee, Alan
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What you need to know now
If you've got a question, find out the answer. Lots of facts, stats and graphics about your world.
ISBN 9781405353717
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Fullman, J & Graham, I & Regan, S & Thomas, I
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Fearless
The second gothic novel in the Mirrorworld series sees Jacob Reckless facing death from the fairy's curse on the other side of the mirror.
ISBN 9781906427269
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2012
Funke, Cornelia
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Ghost hunters and the incredibly revolting ghost
Tom's basement is inhabited by Hugo the ghost. The only way to get rid of the ghost in the basement is to remove the incredibly revolting ghost that now inhabits Hugo's house.
ISBN 9781905294121
Publisher Chicken House, 2007
Funke, Cornelia
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Reckless
The love of an older brother and a girlfriend must be strong enough to overcome terrifying obstacles or Will is lost to them forever. This is Jacob's story, he is familiar with this treacherous, violent land full of intrigue, power-lust, violence, cruelty, fear, dangerous liaisons and dark secrets.
ISBN 9781905294855
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Funke, Cornelia
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Thief lord, The
Two orphaned children head for Venice, the place of their mother's wondrous stories. They team up with a gang of homeless children and end up on a quest for a magical roundabout.
ISBN 9781905294213
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia
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Inkdeath
Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy. With Dustfinger dead and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost between the covers of a book.
ISBN 9781905294718
Series Inkheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2008
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkheart
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has not read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. One night, a stranger comes to their door and forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret about the power of storytelling. Standby as what happens in the imagination becomes real.
ISBN 9781904442219
Series Inkheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2004
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkheart series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Inkheart series (3 books)
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
No book cover.
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Inkspell
Although a year has passed since the adventures of Inkheart, Meggie can't forget the extraordinary events and the characters that transformed her life. Now she dreams about getting inside the enchanted world of the book. But, Meggie needs to be careful about what she wishes for.
ISBN 9781904442837
Series Inkheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Great switcheroo, The
Best friends Ray, Matty and Lurch are planning their best-ever prank to swap all their neighbours' pets. They think they will be legends but their efforts backfire.
ISBN 9780143302568
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Fusillo, Archimede & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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Jaguar warrior
Atl has been a Temple slave for six years but now he is imprisoned in a box, waiting to be sacrificed to the Serpent-Sun god. When the Spanish lords attack the temple, Ichtaca releases Atl to run to the next town to ask for help. Now he is free, Atl must decide whether to deliver the message or save himself.
ISBN 9781921529290
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy
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Fire lizard
The people of the Nine Valleys grow desperate as they are terrorised. Hope lies with Sensei and the Little Cockroaches as they work to defeat Hyo Moon and deliver a message to the Governor.
ISBN 9781921529467
Series Samurai kids series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Golden bat
Sensai and the cockroaches have a deadline to meet in eight days. Dreaded Oong, the pirate, is holding Mikko hostage and he will only be released when Sensai rescues and returns Oong's nephew. It's a tight schedule, made even more difficult when Sensai falls foul of a bear.
ISBN 9781921529474
Series Samurai kids series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Monkey fist
Sensei Ki-Yaga and the Samurai kids are journeying through China when Kyoko is kidnapped. Sensei's old adversary, Lu Zeng, is challenging him to try to get Kyoko back. But, getting inside the Forbidden Palace where Lu Zeng lives will not prove easy and outwitting him to get Kyoko back will be even harder.
ISBN 9781921150913
Series Samurai kids series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Owl ninja
A drumbeat echoes through the mountains. It is calling the samurais to war. The samurai kids at Cockroach Ryu (school) don't want to fight. Somehow, they must persuade the emperor to silence the drum and stop the war.
ISBN 9781921150371
Series Samurai kids series (2 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Red fox
On the way to India, The Sea Dragon is shipwrecked. Niya is washed up on a deserted beach, fearing that his friends may all be dead. He is reunited with Chen, but the other Little Cockroaches are nowhere to be found. Niya and Chen soon learn there is only one path their friends would have taken. It leads through the dangerous jungle to the decaying temple city of Angkor. Who has survived? Will the samurai kids ever be the same again?
ISBN 9781922077509
Series Samurai kids series (7 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
No book cover.
Samurai kids series
Adventure, action and quirky humour in a Japanese samurai setting. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Samurai kids series (6 books)
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
No book cover.
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Shaolin tiger
Sensei and his students from the Cockroach Ryu (school) travel by sea from Japan to China to give aid to the Shaolin Monks. The boat's captain is drowned and Yoshi, who tried to save him, is left troubled. In China, one of Sensei's past students, Qing-Shen, is determined to gain retribution for Sensei's broken promise. The Little Cockroaches must protect Sensei by outsmarting Qing-Shen.
ISBN 9781921150906
Series Samurai kids series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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White crane
It's not easy being a one-legged, trainee Samurai warrior but Niya, the white crane, and the other kids at the Cockroach Ryu (school) want to prove to themselves, and those who despise them, that it is their abilities, not their disabilities, that count. Together, they must face danger, fear and the taunts of the Dragon Ryu.
ISBN 9781921150203
Series Samurai kids series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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